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Wrath of the White Tigress (Tales of Pawan Kor Book 1) by [Hayden, David Alastair]
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Book 1 of 3 in Tales of Pawan Kor (3 Book Series)
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"David Alastair Hayden manages to deliver a thoroughly entertaining sword & sorcery nuanced fantasy book. This book will find favor with readers who enjoy fast paced, action packed stories similar to those written by Brandon Sanderson, Mercedes Lackey & Jennifer Fallon." - Mihir WanchooFantasy Book Critic
 
"All in all, Wrath of the White Tigress is what I've come to expect of Hayden's work-- thoughtful, exciting, and filled with adventure. There are a lot of nice little bits of world-building here and there that really put a stamp on his style and voice. And it's just plain fun -- the fight scenes are awesome. Check it out!" -- James J. Parsons, Speaking to the Eyes

From the Author

Assassins are a strange phenomenon in fiction. Why should anyone care about a protagonist who's a hired killer? Yet we readers seem to love them. Why the fascination? Sure, super-sweet abilities and sometimes magical skills are given to them by popular culture, but under the hype all you have is a killer. 

For a writer this makes them uniquely challenging characters. Readers need to identify with your protagonist. But how do you make a cold blooded killer sympathetic?

When I started Wrath of the White Tigress my chief concern was what led Jaska Bavadi to become a killer. You can't redeem a character if you don't know what made him bad to begin with. I thought of a number of motivations, most of them done many times before. Then it occurred to me: What if he'd never intended to become an assassin? What if the very person he most loved and trusted in the world had him under mind control? And what would happen when the chains that bound him broke and he learned the truth, that he was not a champion of the people like he thought but the top killer in a ruthless regime? 

Thus was born the Jaska Bavadi you see in Wrath of the White Tigress. An assassin who never meant to be anything but a warrior protecting the innocent.

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  • File Size: 2273 KB
  • Print Length: 228 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Typing Cat Press; 2 edition (June 25, 2011)
  • Publication Date: June 25, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0058KTLG6
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #677,610 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Wrath of the White Tigress is another high fantasy book which seemed very interesting due to its blurb which promised action, heroes and wild thrill ride. This book was also a review copy requested from the author. The book has a rather stark but eye-catching cover and while the colour scheme is one which is rarely seen, it works nicely with the way its presented. The story has the main character Jaska Bavdi who is presented as an antagonist of sorts, until his semi-fatal meeting with the White Tigress head Priestess Zyrella which not only changes his perspective but also causes him to regain his sense of duty & bearing. He is then charged with saving the land of Pawan Kor from his previous master Grandmaster Salahn of the Palymfar Order, who in order to achieve his goals might just sacrifice about everything.

Set in a high fantasy world with certain Indian & middle eastern influences, the world of Pawan Kor is a fascinating one to read about with its wild mix of deities, strange lands & various magical minutiae. The story is a quintessential fantasy with a minor cast of characters who have been forced by circumstances to pool their resources and try to stop the carnage caused by the evil doers. What David. A. Hayden does bring to the table which helps in adding flair and spice to this story, is intriguing world-building, exciting characterization and a hodgepodge mix of action, romance, thrill and humor. These characteristics make this story a fun one to read and even though it's a bit predictable, the reader will not want to drop the story as the author has made it very entertaining all the way though to its terrific climax. There's also a strong romantic angle added to the story and while it's very predictable, it does not detract anything from the overall story.
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A fun, fast-paced adventure story that will keep you reading chapter after chapter. Mr. Hayden has created a believable world with interesting characters in it.
There are flawed heroes and vile villains in the world of Pawan Kor which makes this an exciting story.
Much like the old sword and sorcery stories I enjoyed while growing up, this story keeps you reading to find out how the heroes will win the day. An exciting debut book from a new author who I hope will write more adventures in the world of Pawan Kor!
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Wrath of the White Tigress is pure fantasy, rife with swordplay, sorcery both vile and sacred, villains most foul, and heroes...well, maybe not most pure, but certainly striving for something near it. But you'll find no orcs or elves in Hayden's work, nor lords and ladies. The land of Pawan Kor has a vaguely Hindu vibe, with its vast pantheon and colorful cultures.

But Tigress doesn't languish in explaining the setting -- the pace here is swift, full of brutal action, ancient mysteries, well-explained magic, and a bit of sex. The plot centers on one highly-trained, magic-wielding assassin named Jaska Bavadi who discovers that he hasn't been living the life he thought he had, and sets out to make things right. In Jaska's case, making things right means taking down a god-emperor who is, little by little, robbing the land of its vitality and magic.

The ensuing adventure takes a number of twists and turns, but the characters stay true and the writing is always crisp and engrossing. Recommended for any fantasy fan willing to try something new.
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When Jaska is fooled into serving an evil power he must be shown the wrong of his actions and convinced to redress the imbalance. A more mature book than his YA series, this blend of Asian mythology and heroic struggle culminates to create a redemption story of epic proportions. Enjoyed it and look forward to more.
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A beautifully produced book, well edited and designed for e-format, Wrath of the White Tigress includes a high-resolution map, epigraphs, and a full-color poster-quality cover.

David Alastair Hayden is a skilled writer and this debut is nothing but enjoyable. One of my favorite aspects of Hayden's writing is the care he gives to provide his world building with unique names for weapons, personal names, and places. His fight scenes are clear, the action in the book is straightforward and logical, and he crafts both violent gore and sweet love scenes with equal precision.

Pawan Kor is a land populated with an engaging array of peoples: tribesmen, sailors, priestess, Bright Spirits, cowardly merchants, and long-past legends. Demons and Goddesses have as much to do with the action as the protagonist.

Drawing from a swords and sorcery tradition that includes Elizabeth Moon's The Deed of Paksenarrion, Hayden's swash-buckling, spell-slinging characters battle dark demons in the aftermath of the hero's tragic fall.

I am very much looking forward to longer, more in-depth novels from Hayden as his writing career matures.
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I was fortunate to gain access to this book during a kindle promotion. I purchased it and forgot about it until about a week ago when I started reading it and I was pleasantly surprised.
I have not read anything from the science-fiction/fantasy genre for a long time, having favoured non-fiction books of late.
Anyway, I don't think Mr Hayden's book will be winning any of the prestigious science fiction honours, awarded to this genre any time soon. However, his book is short, direct and enjoyable. There is no messing about with characters who are unsure of themselves. The premise of the book is a mission of vengeance and from the very beginning it maintains its quick pace.
The protagonist, Jaska Bavadi also known as the Slayer, upon discovering that he has been magically manipulated for the majority of his life, proceeds to hack, slash and disembowel his way to the man responsible for his suffering. Many of the other characters become his friends or they have brief meetings with the business end of his weapons.
The unfortunate draw back of Mr Hayden's book is that there is very little description of the world of Pawan Kor. This is a place where humans interact with lesser deities as if they were best friends. They also coexist with races of humanoids, like the Jakal headed Arhrhakim and the bird headed Eirsenda and yet the regular flora and fauna appear to be the same as what we are used to here on earth. I know it is Mr. Hayden's creation, but it would have been nice if we got a little more. He makes mention of the sun (Zhura) and the moon (Avida) but that is about it really.
But, as I said in the beginning, it is short easy reading and Mr Hayden writes very well. I am sure as he churns out additional novels his work will improve with leaps and bounds. For now, I look forward to sampling some of his other works. Particular the ones having to do with the realm of Pawan Kor.
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